Friday, January 22, 2016

Weekly Event Summary (Jan. 22nd - Jan 29th) - Family Friendly Boston Cambridge


Family Friendly Boston Cambridge Weekly Event Summary

1) Winter Wildlife Cruise (Jan 23)
2 Family Fun Day Saturday (Jan 23)
3) Henna Night (Jan 23)
4) Show of Strength: A Concert for Refugee Relief (Jan 23)
5) Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 23)
6) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 23)
7) Wreck Shop Movement's Subway Cipher (Jan 24)
8) Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf (Jan 24)
9) Family Shopping Sunday (Jan 24)
10) "Waking in Oak Creek" Free Film Screening and Discussion (Jan 26)
11) ICA Free Thursday Nights (Jan 28)
12) Frog Pond Ice Skating (Jan 28)
13) Winter Panto 2016: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Jan 30)

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Detailed Listings

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1) Winter Wildlife Cruise (Jan 23)

When:
Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 11:00a - 2:00p

Where:
Long Wharf North
66 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02109


Admission: $15 - 20

Grab your camera and join park rangers and local naturalists to observe animals who make their wintertime home in Boston Harbor and around the outer Harbor Islands. Guest naturalists include representatives from the National Park Service, New England Aquarium and Mass Audubon.

Boarding begins at 10:30am at Long Wharf North. Full cash bar, snacks and hot soups will be available for purchase onboard.

In the event of severe winter weather, this program will be rescheduled to January 30.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids and seniors. Space is limited, and reservations and strongly recommended! Reserve your seat online at bostonharborcruises.com/boston-harbor-cruises/winter-wildlife-cruise

For more information visit http://www.bostonharborislands.org 

2) Family Fun Day Saturday (Jan 23)

When: January 23rd 10am-1:30pm

Where: Peabody School Gym
70 Rindge Ave.

Cost: Free

Hey Cambridge Families!

Did you know our Family Fun Day is this Saturday, January 23rd from 10am-1:30pm at the Peabody School Gym (70 Rindge Ave.). Children ages birth?8 years old and their families are invited to join the Center for Families for a fun morning of arts & crafts all about Antarctica, moon bounces, face painting, book giveaways, toddler obstacle course, infant area, performer, a light lunch, and more! Call CFF at 617-349-6385 for more information.

The weather forecast is for a snow storm on Saturday. We usually don?t cancel Family Fun Day unless it is a State of Emergency. We will post updates on our website and listserv in case of cancellation.

We hope to see you there!

Christine


3) Henna Night (Jan 23)

When:
Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 6:00p - 9:00p

Where:
Turkish Cultural Center Massachusetts
500 revere st
Revere, Ma

Admission: FREE

Turkish Cultural Center invites you to experience a traditional Turkish Henna night. This is a free event and for ladies only. Turkish food will be served.


4) Show of Strength: A Concert for Refugee Relief (Jan 23)

When:
Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 5:00p - 8:00p

Where:
Aeronaut Brewing Company
14 Tyler Street
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

Admission: FREE

Looking to listen to great music, drink delicious beer, spend time with awesome friends AND support an important cause? We've got it all right here! Plus, a raffle with great prizes and access to a playlist featuring songs from our performers with every donation of $5.00 or more! All ages!!!

Show of Strength: A Concert for Refugee Relief will raise money for the American Refugee Committee! It features several local musicians performing on two stages at the lovely Aeronaut Brewery.

The raffle includes prizes such as a gift card to Aeronaut Brewing Company, gift cards to Flatbread Somerville, Redbones and Diesel Cafe, a surprise gift from Comicazi, free classes at OnStage Dance Company, and a gift from Circle Socks, a free 60 minute message from Etant, A Spa for Well Being, 2 free tickets to Somerville Theatre and more!

The performers include: Proper Company, Bron Don, Yohannes, Ryan Sweezey, Prateek Poddar's music, Mary Casiello & Dann Russo, Hannah Christianson,Choro Sincapado (Ansel Barnum in the mix!), Juan Dhas, Sean Peters and more!

For more information visit http://https://www.facebook.com/events/191214874560032/

5) Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 23)

When:
Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 10:00a - 2:00p

Where:
Cambridge Community Center
5 Callender St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
FREE

Join us for the 5th Annual Opening Day of the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market at the Cambridge Community Center! We will be open every Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm from January through April!

The opening day will feature local food and drinks, live music, an art project hosted by the Riverside Gallery, a photo booth, and face painting.

Our vendors for opening day:

Valicenti Pasta Farm Winter Moon Roots Copicut Farms Jubali BirchTree Bread Company Marblehead Salt Co. Sweet Lydia's Apex Orchards El Recreo Estate Coffee, Inc. Fungi Ally Freedom Food Farm Levend Bakery Chickadee Farm Silverbrook Farm Narragansett Creamery The Soup Guy Honeycomb Creamery Kitchen Millie Lilac Hedge Farm Dan's Power Plant Moose Cup Samira's Homemade Just Add Cooking Soluna Garden Farm Jennifer Lee's Gourmet Bakery

Our musicians:

JackKnife Valentines
JackKnife Valentines influences run from Bob Dylan and the Band to James Brown, Bill Withers and Gil Scott Heron. With two amazing lead singers in Jimmy James and Gene McAuliffe, their songs span roots americana, soul and country. Members of the band have played in prominent blues, rock, and alternative groups around Boston for several decades. Basically, it's all about soul and playing from your heart.

James McCarthy
James McCarthy is a singer, pianist that performs upbeat pop music and catchy original songs.

For more information visit http://https://www.facebook.com/events/551489635018374

6) Somerville Winter Farmers' Market (Jan 23)

When:
Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 9:30a - 2:00p

Where:
Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

Admission: FREE

Presenting the very best variety of products from New England farms and specialty vendors including vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, fish, baked goods, and lots more.

Live music, delicious treats in two cafe areas and a chance to meet friends -- Chase away the chill of even the coldest winter day with us!

December through March at 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA. Every Saturday from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (closed Dec 26, 2015)

For more information visit http://www.somwintermarket.org 

7) Wreck Shop Movement's Subway Cipher (Jan 24)

When:
Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 3:00p - 6:00p

Where:
Downtown Crossing MBTA Station
Washington St & Winter St
Boston, MA 02108

Admission: FREE

Wreck Shop Movement's Subway Cipher brings together rappers, poets and listeners from all over the Boston area every Sunday afternoon at the Downtown Crossing T stop. Free and open to everyone.

Read more about the Subway Cipher and some of its regulars in Perry Eaton's story on Boston.com: http://www.boston.com/entertainment/2016/01/20/some-boston-best-hip-hop-comes-alive-every-sunday-stop/ssnPrKIBNlgzazim5o1ezK/story.html

Wreck Shop Movement is a collective that aims to further Hip Hop culture by uniting, educating and empowering people and giving back to the community.

For more information visit http://www.wreckshopmovement.com/ 

8) Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf (Jan 24)

When:
Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 4:00p - 5:30p

Where:
Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

Admission: $5-15

Please join us for our annual Family Concert!

We are proud to welcome special guest narrator Claude Woods, who will read the beloved story of Peter and the Wolf. We will also be featuring violinist Yoo Jin Ahn and there will be an audience sing-along to The Muppets.

We encourage families to bring children of all ages.

After the concert, children are invited to our instrument petting zoo, where they can try out violins and trumpets and many other instruments.


9) Family Shopping Sunday (Jan 24)

When:
Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 8:00a -
12:00p

Where:
Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108

Admission:
FREE

Bring the family on your shopping trip to the Boston Public Market for a special family day and we?ll help teach kids that food can be fun! Enjoy kid-friendly recipe cards, a scavenger hunt, a sea life touch tank with Red?s Best, tote bag crafts, and specials or discounts from several Boston Public Market vendors.

For more information visit http://https://bostonpublicmarket.org/happenings<http://https:/bostonpublicmarket.org/happenings

10) "Waking in Oak Creek" Free Film Screening and Discussion (Jan 26)

When: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 6:30p - 8:30p

Where:
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission: FREE

Join the Pluralism Project for a free screening and discussion of Waking in Oak Creek, a film about community responses in the aftermath of the 2012 Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Patrice O'Neill and film subjects Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Diana Eck, director of the Pluralism Project.

The screening and panel are free of charge. This is the final event in the Religion Refocused film series, sponsored by the Pluralism Project and made possible by support from Mass Humanities, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Event partners include Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Everett Gurdwara Sahib, Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Boston, Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar Medford, Milford Gurdwara Sahib (NESSC), and Sikh Dharma of Massachusetts (SDMA).

For more information visit http://www.pluralism.org/events/rr 

11) ICA Free Thursday Nights (Jan 28)

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016, 4 ? 9pm
Where: The Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
Cost: Free

FREE for all every Thursday from 4 to 9 PM during ICA Free Thursday Nights. Special hours: From Oct, 10, 2015 to Jan 24, 2016, Free Thursdays will start early at 4 PM in conjunction with Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933?1957.

For more information visit http://https://www.icaboston.org/visit

12) Frog Pond Ice Skating (Jan 28)

When:
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 10:00a - Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 10:00p

Where:
Frog Pond
Boston Common
Boston, MA

Admission:
$5

The absolute best place to skate outdoors in Boston. Open to the public with skate rentals available. Weather permitting, ice skating returns to Boston Common Frog Pond mid-November of each year.

Open Daily starting Saturday, Nov 22, 2015:

Mon 10AM-4PM
Tue-Thu 10AM-9PM
Fri-Sat 10AM-10PM
Sun 10AM-9PM

Daily Admission:

Adult Admissions (14+): $5.00
Kid Admissions (13 & under): FREE

Rentals:

Adult Skate Rentals: $10.00
Kid Skate Rentals: $5.00
Locker Rentals: $2.00

Skate Sharpening
$8.00 per pair

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13) Winter Panto 2016: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Jan 30)

When:
Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 1:00p -
Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 6:00p

Where:
BCA Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02120

Admission: $20

Regular price tickets $20 -- get half price tickets here:


Hold onto your hats! imaginary beasts sweeps into town like a cyclone this January with a tale full of magic and wonder when they refashion an American classic into a fantasy of technicolor proportions!

When a terrible twister drops Dorothy and her little dog Toto somewhere over the rainbow, they must take a journey of discovery to the Emerald City in order to get ?Home, sweet home?. But when our young heroine realizes that her Auntie Em has followed her to the Land of Oz the adventures really begin.

L. Frank Baum?s beloved fairy tale receives the full Panto treatment when the beasts return to Boston with their favorite cold weather tradition, and audiences of all ages will want to follow the 'yellow' brick road to the Boston Center for the Arts.